The Land of the United
More than 200 years ago, our founding fathers fought and died for this nation in hopes of creating a country free from the clutches of tyranny. In fact they created the Declaration of Independence for that very reason, it states that all men are created equal and promises us life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution lays out specific rights in its first 10 amendments to protect the civil liberties of the people because this country is of the people, by the people, and for the people. The founders should be so proud of what they accomplished; they created the country of their, and our, dreams. They establish their hopes, their visions, their aspirations within the preamble of the Constitution with these words—"in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice . . . and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."
In 1892, Francis Bellamy wrote the first Draft of the Pledge of Allegiance. In the modern day Pledge we hear the ideals set forth in the constitution through the phrase "... with Liberty and justice for all".
Our founding fathers meant to inspire their future and they have, as is evident through the words and actions of inspirational leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Abraham Lincoln; all these people fought, and died, for the rights of the people, in order to strive for a more perfect Union, as our founding fathers set out.
However, there's one problem in our present day circumstance; the words of our ancestors seem to have lost meaning. That's not government's fault, but ours. It's just now in our history class we learn of all the wrong as we've done wrong however, we don't learn of what we did right, or more importantly we aren't taught how to right those wrongs, how to prevent them, how to grow from. It's saddening to see my generation having so much hate against this almost perfect country.